The Killing IT Podcast

Hosted ByRyan Morris, Karl W. Palachuk, Dave Sobel

This podcast is a great example of BOGSAT – Bunch of Guys Sitting Around a Table. We all got together one day to talk about working together, figuring out how we could contribute to the broader IT Community . . . and have fun doing it. One of the big take-aways of that day was the Killing IT Podcast.

We are all interesting in broadening the conversation. What the hell does that mean? Well, we realized that we see a lot of “silos of knowledge.” And even more, we see silos of analysis, silos of understanding, and silos of philosophy. Too many people only talk with others in their tiny little worlds.

This is true within the SMB (small and medium business) IT community. It’s also true in the mid-market. And it’s rampant in the enterprise space. But even within each of these, programmers talk to programmers, marketing people talk to marketing people, and support techs talk to support techs.

We also LOVE the emerging world of emerging technology. Humility aside, the three hosts have built some amazing companies, sold some amazing stuff, and help guide the IT industry to where it is today. We love all this nerdy stuff and can’t wait to figure out where it all goes.

We looked for a hole that no one was filling. And we think we found it in a conscious effort to widen the circle. We want o bring in all the people who are working on IoT, LED, Lidar, LI-FI, blockchain, AI, robots, VR/AR, robotics, 3D printing, and so much more. We are constantly looking for the opportunities to integrate all these emerging skill sets.

We are funny, irreverent, intellectual, analytical, entrepreneurial, and excited about where all this stuff is going. We truly live in what Karl calls “The Exponential Century.” With luck, we can help you grab your share of the many gold mines emerging in new technology.

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All Episodes

Episode 172 – Paying online mods, The Un-Hackable Russia, and Yandex

Topic 1: Is there value in paying these volunteers, or more value in not paying them? Online moderators’ contributions to open forum platform Reddit are estimated to be worth 3.4 million dollars in a given year. That accounts to roughly 3% of revenue…

Episode 171 – Remote Deepfakes, Roe v. Wade: Data Privacy, G7 funds Cybersecurity

Episode 171 – Remote Deepfakes, Roe v. Wade: Data Privacy, G7 funds Cybersecurity     Topic 1: “More” people are using Deep Fakes to apply for remote tech jobs. File under, “you thought the world couldn’t get any weirder.”……

Episode 170: Time Crystals, “Responsible AI”, and Google pays for Wikipedia

Topic 1: 4D Time Crystals created by Google Quantum Computing. We’ve mentioned 4D printing, which involves 3D printing with materials that then change over time. Now 4D Time Crystals designed by Google Quantum Computer. Herein we bring you the…

Episode 169 – Sentient AI, Privacy Legislation, and the Digital Twins

Topic 1: Sentient AI?   Is it real? Should you lose your job over it?    For starters, violating an NDA and whistleblowing are vastly different reasons to be fired.    Besides, this so-called sentient AI could easily just be a…

Episode 168 – The Criteria of the “Tech Company”, the Consumption Model, and Working Trackers

Topic 1: What does tech company even mean?   RoW is a good resource to better gauge who can call themselves a tech company. We might want to reframe this seemingly exclusive title. What is the criteria a company must meet to be able to slap this…

Episode 167 – Apple Self Repair, Digital Nomad Visas, and Monitoring Remote Workers

Topic 1:  Update on that Apple Self-Repair Kit for iPhone Screen The basic program includes two large Pelican cases full of equipment and tools, which you rent for $49/week plus a $1,300 deposit. Then the repair kit is about $10 cheaper than…

Episode 166 – The Myth of Anonymity in Bitcoin, Cloud 911, and Self Governing on Compliance

Topic 1:  Shredding the Myth of Anonymity in Bitcoin    Wired recently published a long, detailed story of how law enforcement agencies around the world collaborated to bring down the largest child abuse sex network in history. One key…

Episode 165 – Great Resignators, AI Ransomware, and the Unsure State of Privacy

Topic 1:  Found all those Great Resignators: They’re working somewhere else. Looks like a basic shake-up that forced a number of employers to treat their employees like humans. Maybe, and we’re only speculating here, the working person realizes…

Episode 164 – Cyberattacks higher education, Apple’s 180, & The End as we know it!

Topic 1:  Ransomware leads to the first casualty in the higher education market as Lincoln College closes permanently due to cyberattack in December 2021. Who was their MSP … and why was there not a plan in place? Ten years ago, a system…